The Dead Live at HSBC Arena on 2009-04-21
02 Promised Land
03 The Love Each Other
04 Mama Tried
06 Smokestack Lightning
07 Stella Blue
08 All Over Now
09 Big River
02 Playin' in the Band
03 Me and Bobby McGee
04 Loose Lucy
05 Ramble on Rose
08 Maggie's Farm
09 Eyes of the World
10 Playin' Reprise
11 donor rap
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Set 2 works in its own weird way - with a big Playin' to open and then a few traditionally first-set tunes that lead immediately into Mickey's drumzzz with the line "settle down easy...ramble on rose." Weird stuff...the Maggie's post-Space is one of my faves from this show, and the Eyes, once it gets going, serves it up.
A good show not without its flaws. Worth hearing.
Subject: 30 years Gratefully Dead
Thanks again to all the other tapers out there who are doing their best to bring us these shows with speed & integrity....
Subject: Everything about this show worked
Subject: What time did the show start?
Subject: Great show....
PLAYIN' was so-so. RAMBLE was nice to hear.
Some times Phil looked he would rather be elsewhere and the lack of interest in his playing was noticeable. He didn't seem to take a lead role like he usually does.
Bobby seemed to take control whenever he could. So this was almost like a Ratdog show for me.
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I went. Maybe I was just expecting a little more.
Nice work on varying the setlist.
Subject: Great Show
Subject: Great 2nd set!!
Subject: Great Night in Buffalo
If you're expecting fast paced bouncy Phish jams, go to a Phish show. If you want to dance frantically to the 'untz', go see Bisco.
This is the Dead doing what the Dead do best. Things get do darker, and at time slower, than any of the bouncy, bubbly, Jambands do today. And the jams are aging with the band.
Its 2009 and you're hearing 4 men pushing 70 years old play songs like 'Smokestack Lightning' like it was 1968 all over again. Sure, their fingers may not be as quick as they were back then - but anyone can attest who was at the HSBC Center that the magic is still there.
Highlights: Loser, Smokestack, Big River, PLAYING, Eyes.
Subject: Great time in Buffalo
We had 9th row center and I took some killer pics throughout the night.
Most of the setlist was pretty great especially the 'Playin' and the 'Eyes'.
The core four sounded great and looked like they were having fun.
Bobby did a great job as always and sounded awesome.
Jeff was also stellar as always with some nice solos especially during 'Eyes'.
I really loved the Drums and it was pretty cool to get a Maggie's out of Space.
Thanks alot to the taper/uploader for this fine recording of such a fun night.
Subject: Great Show !!!
Can't wait for the Denver show !!!
Subject: Worth the trip.
First Set was jammin'. Great Promised opener. I especially liked the interplay between Warren and Jeff. TLEO was upbeat and good, but I was missin' Jerry. Mama Tried was good for 2009 "The Dead", which is what one must accept it as. I was stoked when I called out "Loser" during the opening notes. Very inspirational playing throughout, a good way to slow it down. Smokestack was a curveball but it was good, once again, for 09 Dead. Stella Blue was a perfect choice for Warren, great playing. Then to pick it back up and finish with a strong All Over Now and Big River made for a great first set. 8.7/10
Second Set, from the opening of Playing, I knew it was gonna be great. I love when they encompass entire sets between one song like this! Not a fan of Bobby McGee-Dead Version-but it flowed nicely out of the Playing. Loose Lucy, the crowd was loving, great sing along. Ramble On Rose reminded me of early 70s Dead. Drums and Space were captivating! Was it just me or did it seem like Jeff was playing along with Bill And Mickey at the beginning? Great playing from both drummers, even though I'm more of a Mickey fan. Space seemed like it was going on through the whole show with the good jamming that was coming from everyone. Maggie's Farm was a good choice out of Space. It seemed very threatening and tough, which was good. THEN EYES OF THE WORLD! How great. Easily my highlight. You must listen to fully appreciate it. Finally, when they made their way perfectly back in Playin, the boys really had it going. Encore, we all knew was gonnaa be Truckin'. Perfect way to end it.
Remember: If anything ever happens to me, I want my organs donated. (Gotta love Phil's Donor rap!)
Subject: Phil rocked that bass 2nd set hard!!!
Subject: Thank you!
Chris, thanks for all the hard work and bringing this artwork into our homes.
The Smokestack and Eyes did it for me,,,,the show was amazing,,,,the set list great! Warren provided so much great guitar playing it was amazing, I never found myself saying,,,why is he playing it like that,,,,more the opposite,,,of don't stop what your doing!!!! The boys are back in town!
Been living on the posted recordings all tour - and this was the one show I was at. Thanks for the post - and quality is awesome.
The show was amazing - set list blew my mind!!!!!!
Want to chime in while the reviews are still positive - inevitably the "entitled to my opinion" whiners and naysayers will start piping in.
Internet Good: rapid sharing of some of the best live music available
Internet Bad: Opinions are like arse holes - everyone has one - but some just make odd noises and really stink!!!!
Flame away - I am nothing but grateful for this reunion and tour. The boys are bloody briliant!!!!
5 stars just for the Playin'!!!!!!!
SERIOUSLY PLAY THE PLAYIN' NOW
i give you permission to not feel guilty cause you can always go back and listen to the first set second!
Subject: Beautiful Recording Chris!
super job on ths one, outstanding sound.
Gteat pull on this one Chris, big pat on the back.
Thanks for the effort
Subject: Great recording
Subject: no doubt about it
Subject: Better Every Night!
Subject: truckin up to buffalo...
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